State of Illinois

Many programs and services from the state of Illinois are actually administered by a host of local organizations located here in east central Illininois. Below, you will find some selected programs from the state that meet some of the region’s broader health care and social services needs.

A successful job search begins with a good overall job search strategy. Your goal is not to find every job posted on the Internet! Use search tools at Illinois workNet to find recent job listings that best fit your skills and interests.

You can also use this link to find another gateway on the state of Illinois website to employment tools.

The state of Illinois has several programs available to help you or your family secure health insurance or health care services. The key to beginning your search is to navigate to the state’s Health & Wellness Portal and begin by answering a few simple questions about you or the family member you are trying to assist.


Illinois has been one of the hardest hit states in the nation when it comes to home foreclosures. The fact is, you may have more options – and maybe even choices – when it comes to whether or not you will be able to stay in your current home. Start with the Illinois Housing Development Authority’s foreclosure information page.


The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs will help those who have served in our nation’s military take advantage of the benefits they’ve earned through their service. By clicking here you go directly to their website where you can explore. This link is helpful if you want to start with some ideas about subject matter to look into. VA benefits cover many facets of health care including the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. You should also be aware that there are also local IL VA offices spread throughout the state.